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con·sume

 (kən-so͞om′)
v. con·sumed, con·sum·ing, con·sumes
v.tr.
1. To take in as food; eat or drink up. See Synonyms at eat.
2.
a. To expend; use up: engines that consume less fuel; a project that consumed most of my time and energy.
b. To purchase (goods or services) for direct use or ownership.
3. To waste; squander.
4. To destroy totally; ravage: flames that consumed the house; a body consumed by cancer.
5. To absorb; engross: consumed with jealousy. See Synonyms at engross.
v.intr.
To purchase economic goods and services: a society that consumes as fast as it produces.

[Middle English consumen, from Latin cōnsūmere : com-, intensive pref.; see com- + sūmere, to take; see em- in Indo-European roots.]

consume

(kənˈsjuːm)
vb
1. (tr) to eat or drink
2. (tr; often passive) to engross or obsess
3. (tr) to use up; expend: my car consumes little oil.
4. to destroy or be destroyed by burning, decomposition, etc: fire consumed the forest.
5. (tr) to waste or squander: the time consumed on that project was excessive.
6. (passive) to waste away
[C14: from Latin consūmere to devour, from com- (intensive) + sūmere to take up, from emere to take, purchase]
conˈsuming adj
conˈsumingly adv

con•sume

(kənˈsum)

v. -sumed, -sum•ing. v.t.
1. to destroy or expend by use; use up.
2. to eat or drink up; devour.
3. to destroy, as by decomposition or burning: Fire consumed the forest.
4. to spend (money, time, etc.) wastefully.
5. to absorb; engross: consumed with curiosity.
v.i.
6. to undergo destruction; waste away.
7. to use or use up consumer goods.
[1350–1400; Middle English (< Middle French consumer) < Latin consūmere=con- con- + sūmere to take up]

consume


Past participle: consumed
Gerund: consuming

Imperative
consume
consume
Present
I consume
you consume
he/she/it consumes
we consume
you consume
they consume
Preterite
I consumed
you consumed
he/she/it consumed
we consumed
you consumed
they consumed
Present Continuous
I am consuming
you are consuming
he/she/it is consuming
we are consuming
you are consuming
they are consuming
Present Perfect
I have consumed
you have consumed
he/she/it has consumed
we have consumed
you have consumed
they have consumed
Past Continuous
I was consuming
you were consuming
he/she/it was consuming
we were consuming
you were consuming
they were consuming
Past Perfect
I had consumed
you had consumed
he/she/it had consumed
we had consumed
you had consumed
they had consumed
Future
I will consume
you will consume
he/she/it will consume
we will consume
you will consume
they will consume
Future Perfect
I will have consumed
you will have consumed
he/she/it will have consumed
we will have consumed
you will have consumed
they will have consumed
Future Continuous
I will be consuming
you will be consuming
he/she/it will be consuming
we will be consuming
you will be consuming
they will be consuming
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been consuming
you have been consuming
he/she/it has been consuming
we have been consuming
you have been consuming
they have been consuming
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been consuming
you will have been consuming
he/she/it will have been consuming
we will have been consuming
you will have been consuming
they will have been consuming
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been consuming
you had been consuming
he/she/it had been consuming
we had been consuming
you had been consuming
they had been consuming
Conditional
I would consume
you would consume
he/she/it would consume
we would consume
you would consume
they would consume
Past Conditional
I would have consumed
you would have consumed
he/she/it would have consumed
we would have consumed
you would have consumed
they would have consumed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.consume - eat immoderately; "Some people can down a pound of meat in the course of one meal"
eat - take in solid food; "She was eating a banana"; "What did you eat for dinner last night?"
2.consume - serve oneself to, or consume regularly; "Have another bowl of chicken soup!"; "I don't take sugar in my coffee"
hit - consume to excess; "hit the bottle"
cannibalise, cannibalize - eat human flesh
habituate, use - take or consume (regularly or habitually); "She uses drugs rarely"
eat - eat a meal; take a meal; "We did not eat until 10 P.M. because there were so many phone calls"; "I didn't eat yet, so I gladly accept your invitation"
eat - take in solid food; "She was eating a banana"; "What did you eat for dinner last night?"
drink, imbibe - take in liquids; "The patient must drink several liters each day"; "The children like to drink soda"
booze, drink, fuddle - consume alcohol; "We were up drinking all night"
partake, touch - consume; "She didn't touch her food all night"
eat, feed - take in food; used of animals only; "This dog doesn't eat certain kinds of meat"; "What do whales eat?"
replete, sate, satiate, fill - fill to satisfaction; "I am sated"
sample, taste, try, try out - take a sample of; "Try these new crackers"; "Sample the regional dishes"
suck in, sop up, take up, take in - take up as if with a sponge
smoke - inhale and exhale smoke from cigarettes, cigars, pipes; "We never smoked marijuana"; "Do you smoke?"
do drugs, drug - use recreational drugs
swallow, get down - pass through the esophagus as part of eating or drinking; "Swallow the raw fish--it won't kill you!"
sup - take solid or liquid food into the mouth a little at a time either by drinking or by eating with a spoon
desist, refrain, abstain - choose not to consume; "I abstain from alcohol"
3.consume - spend extravagantlyconsume - spend extravagantly; "waste not, want not"
fool away, fritter, fritter away, frivol away, fool, dissipate, shoot - spend frivolously and unwisely; "Fritter away one's inheritance"
luxuriate, wanton - become extravagant; indulge (oneself) luxuriously
lavish, shower - expend profusely; also used with abstract nouns; "He was showered with praise"
overspend - spend at a high rate
expend, spend, drop - pay out; "spend money"
splurge, fling - indulge oneself; "I splurged on a new TV"
4.consume - destroy completely; "The fire consumed the building"
ruin, destroy - destroy completely; damage irreparably; "You have ruined my car by pouring sugar in the tank!"; "The tears ruined her make-up"
5.consume - use up (resources or materials); "this car consumes a lot of gas"; "We exhausted our savings"; "They run through 20 bottles of wine a week"
run out - exhaust the supply of; "We ran out of time just as the discussion was getting interesting"
drain - deplete of resources; "The exercise class drains me of energy"
luxuriate, indulge - enjoy to excess; "She indulges in ice cream"
burn off, burn up, burn - use up (energy); "burn off calories through vigorous exercise"
expend, spend, drop - pay out; "spend money"
spend - spend completely; "I spend my pocket money in two days"
take, use up, occupy - require (time or space); "It took three hours to get to work this morning"; "This event occupied a very short time"
play out, sap, tire, exhaust, run down - deplete; "exhaust one's savings"; "We quickly played out our strength"
6.consume - engage fully; "The effort to pass the exam consumed all his energy"
engage, engross, occupy, absorb - consume all of one's attention or time; "Her interest in butterflies absorbs her completely"

consume

verb
1. eat, swallow, devour, put away, gobble (up), eat up, guzzle, polish off (informal), hoover (informal) Andrew would consume nearly two pounds of cheese per day.
2. use up, use, spend, waste, employ, absorb, drain, exhaust, deplete, squander, utilize, dissipate, expend, eat up, fritter away Some of the most efficient refrigerators consume 70 percent less electricity than traditional models.
3. destroy, devastate, demolish, ravage, annihilate, lay waste Fire consumed the building.
4. (often passive) obsess, dominate, absorb, preoccupy, devour, eat up, monopolize, engross I was consumed by fear.

consume

verb
1. To take (food) into the body as nourishment:
Slang: chow.
Idioms: break bread, have a bite.
2. To eat completely or entirely:
Informal: polish off, put away.
4. To be depleted:
5. To use up foolishly or needlessly:
6. To spend (money) excessively and usually foolishly:
Slang: blow.
7. To do away with completely and destructively:
devour, eat (up), swallow (up), waste.
8. To occupy the full attention of:
Translations
تَلْتَهِمَه النّار، يَتْلَفيَسْتَعْمِليَسْتَهْلِك
spotřebovatzničitkonzumovatsníst
forbrugefortærekonsumere
kalvaakuluttaasyödätuhotatuhoutua
eyîa í eldineyta, borîa, drekkanota, eyîa
išgertiplataus vartojimo prekėsplaučių džiovasunaudotisuvalgyti
apēstizlietotiznīcinātnotiesātpatērēt
zaužiti
içmekkullanmakyemekyıkıp yok etmek

consume

[kənˈsjuːm] VT
1. (= eat) → consumir, comerse; (= drink) → consumir, beber
2. (= use) [+ resources, fuel] → consumir; [+ space, time etc] → ocupar
3. (= destroy) (by fire) → consumir
the house was consumed by firela casa fue consumida or arrasada por las llamas
to be consumed with envy/griefestar muerto de envidia/pena

consume

[kənˈsjuːm] vt
[+ food, drink] → consommer
[+ fuel, energy] → consommer
to be consumed by fire → être consumé par le feu

consume

vt
food, drinkzu sich nehmen, konsumieren (form); food alsoverzehren (geh), → aufessen, vertilgen (hum inf); (Econ) → konsumieren
(= destroy, fire) → vernichten; (= use up) fuel, moneyverbrauchen; energyaufbrauchen, verzehren (geh); timein Anspruch nehmen; he was consumed with desire/jealousyer wurde von Begierde/Eifersucht verzehrt (geh); he was consumed with ragedie Wut fraß ihn nahezu auf

consume

[kənˈsjuːm] vt (gen) → consumare
to be consumed with (envy) → essere roso/a da (grief) → consumarsi di

consume

(kənˈsjuːm) verb
1. to eat or drink. He consumes a huge amount of food.
2. to use. How much electricity do you consume per month?
3. to destroy, eg by fire. The entire building was consumed by fire.
conˈsumer noun
a person who eats, uses, buys things etc. The average consumer spends 12 dollars per year on toothpaste.
consumption (kənˈsampʃən) noun
1. the act of consuming. The consumption of coffee has increased.
2. an old word for tuberculosis of the lungs.
consumer goods
goods which can be used immediately to satisfy human needs, eg clothing, food, TV sets etc.

consume

v. consumir.
References in classic literature ?
A smart shower at eleven had evidently quenched the enthusiasm of the young ladies who were to arrive at twelve, for nobody came, and at two the exhausted family sat down in a blaze of sunshine to consume the perishable portions of the feast, that nothing might be lost.
But all this is quite different from a South Sea Sperm Whaler; which in a voyage of four years perhaps, after completely filling her hold with oil, does not, perhaps, consume fifty days in the business of boiling out; and in the state that it is casked, the oil is nearly scentless.
Among these are Jokubas Szedvilas and his wife, Lucija, who together keep the delicatessen store, and consume nearly as much as they sell; they are too fat to dance, but they stand in the middle of the floor, holding each other fast in their arms, rocking slowly from side to side and grinning seraphically, a picture of toothless and perspiring ecstasy.
If any man moves -- even the king -- before I give him leave, I will blast him with thunder, I will consume him with lightnings
she said, with an eagerness that seemed enough to consume her like a fire.
Assistance was sent for and I held her until it came, as if I unreasonably fancied (I think I did) that if I let her go, the fire would break out again and consume her.
which to the highth enrag'd, Will either quite consume us, and reduce To nothing this essential, happier farr Then miserable to have eternal being: Or if our substance be indeed Divine, And cannot cease to be, we are at worst On this side nothing; and by proof we feel Our power sufficient to disturb his Heav'n, And with perpetual inrodes to Allarme, Though inaccessible, his fatal Throne: Which if not Victory is yet Revenge.
Nay, I can tell you more,'' said Wamba, in the same tone; ``there is old Alderman Ox continues to hold his Saxon epithet, while he is under the charge of serfs and bondsmen such as thou, but becomes Beef, a fiery French gallant, when he arrives before the worshipful jaws that are destined to consume him.
It took him three-quarters of an hour to consume everything.
We were no longer in doubt that the inhabitants of the town had laid a train, and set fire to a neighbouring house, in order to consume us; their measures were so well laid, that the house was in ashes in an instant, and three of our beds were burnt which the violence of the flame would not allow us to carry away.
The States which can go farthest towards the supply of their own wants, by their own manufactures, will not, according to their numbers or wealth, consume so great a proportion of imported articles as those States which are not in the same favorable situation.
When our sane and learned lunatic made that very statement of how he used to consume life, his mouth was actually nauseous with the flies and spiders which he had eaten just before Mrs.